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Who We Are

Faculty, Emeriti, Language Instructors

Forty core and ten emeritus faculty members have collective knowledge of South Asia, which amounts to one of the world's greatest concentrations of expertise on this region. Five language lecturers, along with other faculty members, teach four levels of study in Sinhala, Bengali, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Pali, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sankrit, Tamil and Tibetan.

Graduate Students

SAP students minoring in South Asian Studies, study across the university in 26 disciplines: Arts and Sciences College, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Literature, Religion and Culture, Asian Studies, Developmental Psychology, Ethnomusicology, History, Government, Linguistics, History of Art, Economics, Music, Romance Studies, etc.

Current Visiting Scholars

SAP is pleased to invite South Asian area scholars, writers, curators, and artists from a wide array of disciplines to become affiliated with the South Asia Program through our Fellowship Program. Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cornell faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, and to involve themselves in South Asia Program activities.

2016-2017 FLAS Fellows

SAP has received highly competitive four-year grants from the Department of Education in recognition of its well-established language and area study program. SAP awards Foreign Lanuage and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to outstanding students pursuing South Asia lanuage and area studies.


SAP's staff members have over 30 years of combined experience in South Asia area and the Program. SAP staff are active in enhancing the world's knowledge about South Asia through all levels of activities.

Office Location

170 Uris Hall, Cornell Universty

Ithaca, New York 14853-7601


Phone: 607-255-8493

Fax: 607-254-5000

Office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.